First five districts to have their final Land Use Plans

From 14th to March 18th, 2022 the staff in charge of land use plans convened in a 5 day workshop on Gicumbi, Huye and Nyagatare to evaluate and finalize the District Land use plans (DLUPs) reports of the said districts.

Reference to the Presidential Order N° 058/01 of 23/04/2021 establishing the National Land Use and Development Master Plan (NLUDMP 2020-2050), Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority (RLMUA), in collaboration with Districts, has a mandate to elaborate the district Land Use plans.

 The NLUDMP has introduced a new concept of district Land Use Plan Cluster (DLUPC), differing from the previous one which covered the urban boundary only. The land use plan cluster includes the land use planning for both urban and rural areas. So all land use plan clusters for all 27 districts (excluding the City of Kigali) are planned to be elaborated by 2024.

Five draft District Land Use Plan Clusters namely Gicumbi, Gisagara, Huye, Muhanga and Nyagatare have been elaborated in collaboration with Rwanda Land Management and Use and the concerned districts. The elaboration of DLUPC requires the collaboration of different institutions, especially the technical teams,  including but not limited to the district executive committees, district one stop centers, civil society, Public Sector Federation, etc.

 Some other objectives of this workshop are among others to review and improve Nyagatare report by integrating comments provided RLMUA high officials and District consultative meeting, to get DLUPC document reports reviewed and finalized to be submitted to Cabinet for final approval as stated by Protais Mpayimana, the Division Manager of Urban and Rural Planning at RLMUA.

On the 4th day of the workshop, the Lantmateriet Project team which is proofreading the elaborated Land Uses Plans for Muhanga, Gisagara and Nyagatare Districts will present their inputs in the reports.

The 6th District Land Use Plan Cluster for Musanze District has started few weeks ago and it is now on the level of data collection and consultations with different stakeholders involved in the land use planning. Rubavu is scheduled to be the next and will start as soon as possible.